Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Grant Recipient: BDPA New York ($500)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to award $500 grant funding to BDPA New York chapter as part of the disbursement of our $25,000 American Honda Foundation grant. BDPA New York chapter earned this funding as a direct result of the college scholarships that they provided to Cazemba Richards and Alan Rosales.

Cazemba and Alan
Cazemba competed in four (4) National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships between 2007-2010.   Alan joined Cazemba in the last three (3) championships between 2008-2010.  Both earned Jesse Bemley Scholarships as a result of the high performance by their team in the 2009 HSCC championship held in Raleigh, NC.    

The American Honda Foundation grant is partially funding the scholarship that Cazemba is using to study computer science at Clarkson University as well as the scholarship used by Alan to study biomedical engineering at the University of Rochester.

BDPA New York chapter president Renetta English and chapter VP-Finance Wanda Jackson approached BETF for this $500 funding and it was approved within a two weeks. BETF looks forward to helping all 45 local BDPA chapters with fundraising for their STEM-based programs.


Cathy A. said...

My name is Cathy a. Luce.After pulling up Ollie Morgans site,ifound your foundation.
I am just wondering how familiar the members of BDPA are of Rev. Walter Hoyt and Issues 4 life.org ?
If not the foundation should be.
God Bless all you do.

Villager said...

Cathy - We have much love for Ollie Morgan here in BDPA.

I didn't know about Rev. Hoyt and Issues4Life. I look forward to learning more about him and the organization.